With its unusually luminous, blue-violet flowers, this vibrant Rose of Sharon provides long-lasting summer color with little fuss. The striking blooms are massive, resembling a tropical hibiscus. They open with their intense hue in mid-summer and continue into fall. The leaves of the showy, deciduous shrub are dark green. It grows 60-96 inches tall. Some attributes of this Hibiscus include easy care, larger and showier flowers that last three days, elegant habit, and long blooming.
Paraplu Violet® Rose attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to each stunning bloom’s magenta eye. It has a tidy, upright habit with a height that is practical for any landscape. This fast-growing shrub is heat and drought tolerant and is resistant to deer. Use it in the landscape as a flowering hedge for screening. It is stunning in a mass planting, or alone as a focal point in your flower garden border. Paraplu Violet® Rose perfectly complements cottage-garden designs.
Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon Care
Rose of Sharon tolerates some neglect, so plant care is easy. It thrives in full sun but takes partial shade. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 - 9. Plant it in well-drained soil, preferably with high fertility; it likes slightly acid conditions. Water the shrub moderately and be aware that Rose of Sharon does not like soggy conditions. You may use a granular rose or flowering-shrub fertilizer in early spring, once the ground has thawed. One of the many qualities of Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus x is its tolerance for a wide range of soil pH. In addition, it is salt tolerant.
This plant needs no special winter care. Little pruning is needed due to its graceful habit. It blooms on new wood, therefore, if you do want to give it a light pruning, early spring is best before buds develop. Note that this shrub will leaf out late in spring. Don’t worry, it isn’t dead, just be patient and your gorgeous Rose of Sharon will reward you with its beauty.
Paraplu Violet® Rose of Sharon Spacing
Large plants need plenty of space to produce maximum blooms. Therefore, wherever you plant it – as a screen, as a mass planting, or in a flower border – plant spacing should be 48-60 inches.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.